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Sending 17,000 or 21,000 more US troops to Afghanistan will not protect Americans against Al Qaeda attacks

Communist McCarthyism!? The right-wing makes less sense than usual with its Obama insults.

Nation columnist Patricia Williams discusses the symbolism of Obama's election as captured by The Nation's historic cover.

Obama's address to Congress was a gift to a dispirited nation. Now the hard work begins to transform vision to reality--but how can we do it by waging another war?

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel argues progressives must keep pressure on the administration to move the country in a new direction.

Navasky elaborates on his theory that President Obama might just be a "liberal in centrist clothing."

There is much less to Obama's stimulus plan than meets the eye. What's he going to do about it?

He's off to a good start, but it's up to ordinary people who are hurting in this economy, to make sure Obama bailout benefits them and not the power players.

A glimpse at one group of passengers on their 700-mile bus journey from Fort Valley, Ga--to witness history firsthand.

Two historians discuss the similarities and differences between the two senators cum presidents from Illinois.

Blogs

The government of The Great Regression tries to repeal healthcare and some long-forgotten silver screen classics.

January 20, 2011

A new Republican Congress eager to please corporations is expected. We weren't expecting such an open display of eagerness from Obama.

January 19, 2011

That’s the unspoken right-wing spin on the president's speech. And just in time for MLK Day, Pat Buchanan says a far-left "lynch mob" has been going after Palin, Beck and Limbaugh.

January 17, 2011

In Tucson, Obama presents an idealistic appeal to a "one nation" Americanism that only the most hopeful of our leaders—and the most hopeful of our citizens—have dared imagine.

January 13, 2011

At his best, Barack Obama is a leader who appeals to our better angels, who rode to the White House on a campaign of "hope." Nowhere was Obama's empathy more needed, and more appropriate, than in Tucson Wednesday night.

January 12, 2011

There may yet be justice for the victims of the post-9/11 United States torture program. Just not in the US.

January 12, 2011

New protocols seek to identify potential whistleblowers and to monitor all contacts with journalists. What happens to the public's right to know?

January 6, 2011

No one, except Rahm Emanuel, did more harm to Obama's relationship with its base than Gibbs.

January 5, 2011

Bill Daley's appointment for White House chief of staff is another indication of Wall Street's sway over the Obama Administration.

January 5, 2011

The herculean effort required to win Senate ratification of a modest arms reduction treaty is a stark reminder of how tough it will be to reach more far-reaching agreements on nuclear weapons in the 112th Congress.

January 3, 2011